Chatteris team wins Pride of Produce World Group Award

PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 November 2014

The Chatteris P5 team. Picture: PETER CROWE

The Chatteris P5 team. Picture: PETER CROWE

Peter Crowe

A team of workers at a vegetable growing factory in Chatteris have won their company's Outstanding Innovation of the Year award.

The P5 team at Produce World Chatteris scooped the prize at the Pride of Produce World Group Awards for its onion management, which has led to less onions being rejected for packing due to excessive drying.

Produce World Group farming director Jason Burgess said: “The team put their heads together and came up with a solution that not only solved stock management issues, but also delivered higher quality onions for our customers.”

Andrew Holding, of Produce World Chatteris, said: “The solution is a real team effort with each person taking responsibility for different elements in addressing this problem.

“The new solution means we know exactly how many onions have been conditioned, leading to accurate reports on conditioning history and less issues with stock management.”

There was also recognition for Jon Murgotroyd, who was first runner-up for the Colleague of the Year Award, and the Logistics Yard team, which the first runner-up in the Team Special Recognition Award.

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